FRIDAY FIVE: Paranormal Romance

Today’s features are great Paranormal Romance reads.

Spell Checked by CG Powell

Great storytelling, and CG Powell’s writing voice brings everything to life in your minds eye.
*Broken relationships were a constant in Mae’s life, causing her to swear off men forever. Unwittingly lured to Ireland, Mae finds herself knee-deep in a hidden world she never knew existed and head over heels for the very man that tricked her to coming there. His deception is complicated by his own feelings for the one person that holds the key to merging the ancient races that once ruled the ancient word.
Mae finds herself in an underground world of witches, and vampires, which are half-breeds of aliens long gone. She learns about her own unique parentage and powers, which she must study in order to control, before they consume her.
Beck and Helen’s love for one another spans across a millennium, her human soul reincarnated to match Beck’s own immortality. This time however the body she occupies is of a being that cannot be eclipsed by her return. After waiting two hundred years, Beck finds himself tormented by Helen’s inability to return and his growing love for her new host.
Some of the underworld creatures welcome her with open arms as a savior, while others seek to destroy the abomination they believe her to be. Will the knowledge of her existence cause a race war when the true power of her blood is discovered? Or will love become her ultimate downfall?

Available at:

Amazon
B & N
Smashwords – http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/70974
Createspace (Paperback) – https://www.createspace.com/3648553

Blood Awakening by Wenona Hulsey
Wenona’s character development skill is awesome. For a short story, these characters are so REAL you’d swear you knew them…
*Nicole, a small town Alabama girl, and her best friend Kat take a weekend trip to Panama City, Florida. Kat looking to have a good time and Nicole hoping to escape the pain of losing her mother for a little while. Little did Nicole know, the escape would awaken a ancient power that is hidden in her blood. A power that evil wants for its own and will do whatever it takes to have it.

This short story is a look into best friends’, Nicole and Kat, life before a centuries old grudge and Nicole’s emerging powers rips them apart. A power that Nicole wants no part of as it brings her to her knees and forces her to walk away from her small town life and everyone she loves.
Available at:
Smashwords– http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/71994
Amazon–http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Awakening-ebook/dp/B005BQY68A/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1
B&N–http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Blood-Awakening/Wenona-Hulsey/e/2940012857309

Blood Lust by Zoe Winters.
Three pararnormal romance novellas. I love the way the stories blend together.
* KEPT—As a cat therian (shifter), Greta’s blood is already sought after to enhance spells and potions, but due to a quirk of her birth, her blood is potent enough to kill for. When her tribe plans to sacrifice her, Greta must ally herself with Dayne, the dangerous local sorcerer, and the only person strong enough to protect her.

* CLAIMED—For a vampire, Anthony isn’t a picky eater, but he’s drawn to Charlee’s blood more than any other. Like a fine wine saved for a special occasion, he’s denied himself this pleasure. But one night, high from the potent magical blood of another, he claims his prize and loses control. Ashamed of almost killing the one woman who means anything to him, he wipes her memory of the event. When Charlee awakens with complete amnesia, Anthony is the only one who can clean up the mess he’s made.

* MATED—Because of the vampiric blood that has run through her veins since birth, Jane has been a target for vampires who resent a human being “kindred.” She’s forced to disguise herself as a vampire groupie to appease them and safeguard her life. When she’s abruptly given to Cole, the leader of the werewolf pack, to satisfy a gambling debt, she discovers the blood running through her veins has a far greater impact on her destiny than she ever imagined.”

Available at:
Amazon— http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Lust-Paranormal-Romance-ebook/dp/B004183MZM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1311368475&sr=1-1
B&N–http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-lust-zoe-winters/1027751992?ean=2940011914294&itm=4&usri=zoe%2bwinters

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Okay, I confess it’s not indie and it’s not exactly PNR but it is one of my favorite books, and a very passionate love story. It has some paranormal elements—mostly on a spiritual level. I highly recommend it!
It’s a story of undying love—literally—between a severely burned and disfigured hedonist and a beautiful, but eccentric sculptress. It will make you question everything you think you know about love, sanity, and reincarnation.
Available at:
Amazon–http://www.amazon.com/The-Gargoyle-ebook/dp/B001DOHZBY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1311369787&sr=1-1
B&N–http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gargoyle-andrew-davidson/1100292319?ean=9780307388674&itm=1&usri=the%2bgargoyle

Kiss Me, Kill Me (A Paranormal Romance Anthology)
Great anthology for a great cause.
Featuring stories by: H.P. Mallory, Zoe Winters, Susan Bischoff, Kait Nolan, Lori Brighton, M.T. Murphy, Toni LoTempio, Daniel Arenson, and Stacey Wallace Benefiel.
Available at:
Amazon–http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Paranormal-Romance-Anthology-ebook/dp/B004PLNQ88/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1311370339&sr=1-4
B&N–http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kiss-me-kill-me-h-p-mallory/1030177664?ean=2940012231338&itm=1&usri=kiss%2bme%2bkill%2bme%2ba%2bparanormal%2bromance%2banthology

Each of these titles I highly recommend. Check back each Friday for more great reads.

AUTHORS: To be included in a future edition of FRIDAY FIVE, please submit title, genre, your name and a short blurb, and links to where it is available for sale to: karenlynn1@verizon.net with “Friday Five” in the subject line.

Thanks,
K. Crumley
Disclaimer: If I don’t get enough responses for a particular week/genre, I will include books I’ve recently read and enjoyed.
* From the Amazon product page, © the author/publisher.

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One response to “FRIDAY FIVE: Paranormal Romance

  1. C.G. Powell

    Great list…I’ve read all of them and they are all great reads.

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